Some rural Americans worry about USPS cuts, closures

Jan 18, 2022
Since 2007, the United States Postal Service has reported net losses of nearly $100 billion.
Cost-saving measures for the United States Postal Service include the closure and consolidation of branches, especially in rural settings that heavily depend on the service.
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How to vote by mail in the general election

Aug 24, 2020
You can vote by mail in every state, but some have made it easier than others.
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What can Congress do about funding for the USPS and vote-by-mail efforts?

State and local budgets are hurting from the pandemic and could use the help.
U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (right), D-Md., speaks alongside fellow members of Congress outside of the headquarters of the USPS.
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USPS $3.9 billion from being in the black

Nov 15, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
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U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could affect how much you have to pay when you buy stuff online, especially if the […]

U.S. announces plan to withdraw from 144-year-old international postal treaty

Oct 17, 2018
The Trump administration announced today that it’s planning to pull the United States out of a relatively obscure 144-year-old treaty. The Universal Postal Union sets rates that national postal services charge for shipping small parcels to other countries. The move could affect how much you have to pay when you buy stuff online, especially if the […]

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The post office may be losing money, but Amazon is not to blame

Apr 2, 2018
Packages from the e-commerce world have helped USPS see double-digit increases in revenue.
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How the post office created America

Jun 27, 2016
A new book explains.
The postal service was around even before the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
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Why we should bring back the Postal Banking system

Aug 18, 2014
Almost every other country has a postal banking system that serves low-income customers. Why don't we?
A man walks by a sign in the lobby of a post office in San Francisco, California.
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